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Optical Straylight and Analysis Engineer

Apply Now Job ID: 502203BR Date posted: Sep. 23, 2019 City: Sunnyvale State: California Program: OPL
Description:Are you passionate about state-of-the-art technology in space exploration? Do you like seeing your work applied to real life applications that travel to space? Then you should join Lockheed Martin Space’s Optical Payload Center of Excellence (OPCoE) for space applications as a Staff Optical Engineer.

As an Optical Engineer with OPCoE, your responsibilities will include:
• Analyzing and designing optical stray light mitigation schemes from ultraviolet to infrared using industry standard codes (i.e. ASAP and FRED)
• Working with internal customers and the rest of the optical design engineering teams (designer, mechanical engineer, optical system engineer) to get requirements data and to complete stray light control design
• Integrating optical and mechanical design forms into the stray light model
• Reviewing the stray light mitigation designs of peers
• Making recommendations on use of vanes and baffles to mitigate stray light design
• Making full backward ray traces from the detector focal plane to all points accessible by the detector field of view
• Analyzing trade studies
• Recommending design to peers, management, and external customers
OPCoE enables new frontiers in visible-light and infrared systems, missile defense, space exploration and much more. Our members integrate authorities across the nation, within Lockheed Martin, our industry partners and leading research universities, into one fast-acting, collaborative group.

We are looking for someone with a strong background in optical engineering. The optical forms we work with are fully reflective, refractive, and catadioptric. You should be familiar with:
• Materials properties for optical materials and telescope structural materials such as bidirectional reflectance distribution functions (BRDF) and emissivity vs. wavelength, and their polarization effects
•Thermal emission forms of stray light in infrared systems, the emissivity properties of optical materials and telescope structural materials, and the use of cold and warm mask techniques to control thermal emission from the optical system from getting into the detector area
• Stray light analysis efforts for a complex system and know that it can be very extensive, and that sometimes lower fidelity analyses and "rule of thumb" designs may be needed to do trade studies in a timely manner

You should demonstrate effective verbal communication, develop concise and professional technical presentations, and deliver briefings to peers, leadership, and US Government customers. You should be able to work in a classified environment. Ideally, you will have related optical engineering experience and possess a degree from an accredited program in a related discipline, such as Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or another related field.

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.
Basic Qualifications:
• Proven optical stray light design knowledge and experience
• Experience or knowledge of integrating optical and mechanical design models into a stray light analysis code
• Experience or knowledge of manufacturing methods of individual optics, and alignment methods of assemblies, including optical shop testing methods, such as interferometry, and other metrology
• Design experience for manufacturing
• US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance
Desired Skills:
• Large optics stray light design experience
• Space optics stray light design experience
• Three mirror or four mirror anastigmat stray light control experience
• Multi-apectral, hyperspectral, or laser systems stray light control design experience
• Test verification of stray light control designs
• Work with the rest of the optical design team to negotiate agreements on the design parameters and understanding of design notes
• Evaluate vendor proposals for stray light control as necessary
• Ability to incorporate as-built stray light measurements into stray light designs and verify designs vs. measurements.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS4400 SPACE Relocation Available: Possible Career Area: Electro-Optical Engineering Clearance Level: Top Secret with an investigation within 5 years Type: Full-Time Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: 9x80A-9,9,9,9,8 hrs/d in wk1, /9,9,9,9,off in wk2 Shift: First Apply Now

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